7 Things to do Over the Summer

7 Things to do Over the Summer

Julianna Parrish, reporter
May 16, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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The Best Classic American Movies

The Best Classic American Movies

Zachary Meredith, Reporter
May 16, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Movies are a way that a lot of people like to spend their time, whether their horror, comedies, romances, or even documentaries there are classics that we can watch over and over again. One of my favorite movies of all time is definitely “Forest Gump”. Watching a guy walking (or should I say running)...

The “Pat-Down” on Being the World Police

The “Pat-Down” on Being the World Police

Casey Patrick, News Editor
May 16, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Ever since the United States has become a global power, we have considered ourselves the world police and have done so by monitoring every little conflict in the entire world. Now the question is, should we still be monitoring the world when we can’t even control our own country? Now we all know...

The Real Diehl Signing Off With… “Godzilla” (movie review)

The Real Diehl Signing Off With… “Godzilla” (movie review)

Bailey Diehl, Former Opinion Editor
May 16, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Director: Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”) Writers: Max Borenstein (“Seventh Son”) and Dave Callaham (“The Expendables”) Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Oldboy”) and Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) Grade: A-    As this k...

Gateway Of The Week: Croak

Gateway Of The Week: Croak

Zachary Meredith, Reporter
May 14, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Starting off a new list of gateway books has left me contemplating which ones I am going to read first but I will say that Croak written by Gina Damico was not a bad choice. To start the book off the reader meets a teenage girl named “Lex” which is short for “Lexington”. She is not normal...

The Sweet Triology: Review

The Sweet Triology: Review

Marissa Edwards, Reporter
May 9, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

The Sweet Trilogy is a young adult fantasy series following a teenage girl Anna as she is thrust into a world she never knew existed where demons also known as Dukes influence human sin in every day life to gain power. A place where she struggles to keep the boy she is forbidden to love by fate and...

What to Read Over Summer Break

What to Read Over Summer Break

Zachary Meredith, Reporter
May 8, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When it comes down to summer, people don't think about reading much, but when some one is recovering from a couple sunburns a good book can always distract you. 1. Ashes written by Ilsa J. Beck is one of the few 2013-2014 Gateway books that have made my top three favorite books overall is the story...

The Flattout Truth on “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”

The Flattout Truth on “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief
May 2, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Title: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” Director: Marc Webb [“(500) Days of Summer”, “The Amazing Spider-Man”] Starring: Andrew Garfield (“The Social Network”) Emma Stone (“Zombieland”, “Easy A”) Jamie Foxx (“Django Unchained”, “Ray”) Dane DeHaan (“Chronicle”, “Lincoln”) Grad...

What’s the Diehl With… Interruption of the Arts?

What’s the Diehl With… Interruption of the Arts?

Bailey Diehl, Opinion Editor
May 2, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   When an educational system depresses traditional art and creativity in order to make room for the financial advancement of their school, we should be aware that that something is not quite right.    An elementary school’s administrative staff in New York decided to cancel an annual student play to allow...

Why You Should Take Advantage of Job Shadowing

Why You Should Take Advantage of Job Shadowing

Marissa Edwards, Reporter
May 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   My first thought when I hear job shadow day is coming up is “GREAT! Another excuse for people to stay home and slack off.” Before I would have been one to take advantage of an excused free day. Now I think differently.    It is true most people would much rather take a free day off if they c...

Pros and Cons of the A+ Program

Pros and Cons of the A+ Program

May 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

   Getting two free years of a community college is offered via a program called A+. The question is: is it worth it?    A+ requires 95 percent attendance and a 2.5 grade point average. A 2.5 GPA is not that hard to achieve, but being here 95 percent of the time could start to become difficult. ...

Casey and Connor: Culinary Critics Venture to Hibachi Steak & Sushi

Casey and Connor: Culinary Critics Venture to Hibachi Steak & Sushi

Connor Mitchell and Casey Patrick
May 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Connor:    On this year’s last trip, Casey and I decided to head to the Eastern Hemisphere for some Japanese cuisine at Hibachi Steak & Sushi.    I, personally, have been interested in Japanese, as well as all around Asian culture for my entire life, from westernized foods such as sushi all...

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Honors Classes

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Honors Classes

Julianna Parrish, reporter
April 29, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   For the average nerd like myself, honors classes are the only classes on my schedule. Whether or not taking these classes is worth it varies; there are pros and cons to these weighted courses.    Taking a certain number of weighted classes gives a student a 5.0 GPA scale instead of a 4.0. Not only ...

Gath and Mitch’s Expert Top 10 Picks

Gath and Mitch’s Expert Top 10 Picks

Alec Gathright and Mitchael McAlister, Reporters
April 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The 2014 NFL draft is right around the corner. And with possibly the deepest class in decades, experts such as Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have been all over the board projecting their top 10 picks. Even though they have years of experience, we feel we can do it better. Below are Alec Gathright and...

What’s the Diehl With… Gun Control?

What’s the Diehl With… Gun Control?

Bailey Diehl, Opinion Editor
April 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   I absolutely despise the continuous gun control debate that pops up every time a shooting receives national attention as it is unfair to the victims who should be the main focus of the stories. Ironically, I have ironically succumbed and will now be giving my own opinions toward this specific t...

The “Pat-Down” on Stopping the Search for Flight 370

The “Pat-Down” on Stopping the Search for Flight 370

Casey Patrick, Reporter
April 23, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   For the past month in a half, we have been searching for flight 370, a Malaysian Airline plane that suddenly disappeared off of radar somewhere during the night of March 8.  Although this was a tragic even that family members of people on the plane are still coping with, we have spent too much ti...

Keys, Wallets, and Phones Feared to Encourage Extreme Crowd Violence at Graduation

Keys, Wallets, and Phones Feared to Encourage Extreme Crowd Violence at Graduation

Austin Rogers, News Editor
April 23, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   The city of Springfield is under Defcon 5 during Governor Jay Nixon’s visit. This is because no one so prestigious has come to our city since Efren Ramirez (otherwise known as “Pedro” from “Napoleon Dynamite”) graced our presence in 2007 at an auto show in the Battlefield Mall parking...

Taco Bell vs. Subway: Which Breakfast Tastes Better

Taco Bell vs. Subway: Which Breakfast Tastes Better

Chelsea Aleshire and Jessica Fisk
April 22, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Jessica's View    I love food.  I love cooking, eating, and really, just anything about food; but I love breakfast.    Breakfast is one of those meals that start off and say, ‘It’s going to be a great day!’ or ‘It’s going to be a horrible gloomy day!’    It’s a meal that I, sad...

What’s the Diehl With… The Lack of Tumbleweed?

What’s the Diehl With… The Lack of Tumbleweed?

Bailey Diehl, Opinion Editor
April 18, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   Earlier this year, the school was bombarded with rolling, dead vegetation; this threat arose from seemingly nowhere. We fended off the invasion by shutting doors and shooing out the infiltrators. It was seemingly not enough, but then the tumbleweed vanished as mysteriously as it arrived.    Just like ...

The Flattout Truth on Wut Yous All Needs Ta Know

The Flattout Truth on Wut Yous All Needs Ta Know

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief
April 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   I am done watching from the sidelines. I am through mumbling passive aggressive remarks about fellow students’ intelligence. I am finished with the barely intelligible ‘murican language that drivels out from the mouths of high school hall dwellers. This is where I make a stand. This is when I ...

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